Seth Rogen says the older he gets the happier he is that he doesn't have kids

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By Kim Novak

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Seth Rogen has opened up about his decision not to have children - and it's safe to say he has no regrets about living life child-free.

Being a parent can be seriously hard work, whether your little bundle of joy was meticulously planned or ended up being a surprise.

While some people spend their whole lives striving to start a family, others are perfectly okay without the added responsibility of more mouths to feed and little humans to raise.

Seth, 41, recently opened up about why he and his wife Lauren Miller, who he's been married to since 2011, feel ever more reassured they made the right choice.

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Seth and Lauren are happy with their decision to remain child-free. Credit: Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Byron Allen/Allen Media Group

Over the last few years, Seth has often spoken at length about not wanting to have children, revealing on The Howard Stern Show in 2021 that he no longer feels "uncomfortable" admitting it.

He said at the time: "I wouldn't be able to do all this work that I like. It's something I think I was uncomfortable answering before. But [people] were like, 'How do you do so much?' and, like, the answer is I don't have kids."

In March, Seth also appeared on The Diary of a CEO podcast with Steven Bartlett when the topic came up in conversation again.

He admitted that not having kids "definitely" helped him achieve success in the film industry, explaining: "There's a whole huge thing I'm not doing, which is raising children."

Stephen then quizzed the actor on whether he might have been happier had he had kids, to which he confirmed he would not.

He said: "I've been around a lot of children, I'm not ignorant to what it's like, I've seen everyone I know have kids. I'm 40, I know. Some of my friends have had kids for decades, you know. Some people want kids, some people don't want kids.

"I think a lot of people have kids before they even think about it, from what I've seen honestly. You just are told, you got through life, you get married, you have kids - it's what happens."

Seth admitted that he and his wife had previously talked about potentially having children but came to realize over the years that they'd made the right decision not to.

"Me and my wife, neither of us were like that," he continued. "Honestly, the older we get the more happy and reaffirmed we are with our choice not to have kids. It was something we kind of talked about more, and we were like, 'Have we made the right choice, are we sure?'

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The couple has been married since 2011. Credit: Rick Kern/Getty Images for Hilarity for Charity

"Now, more than anything, the conversation is like, 'Honestly, thank God we don't have children.' We get to do whatever we want, we are in the prime of our lives, we are smarter than we've ever been, we understand ourselves more than we ever have, we have the capacity to achieve a level of work and a level of communication and care for one another, and a lifestyle we can live with one another that we've never been able to live before, and we can just do that and we don't have to raise a child - which the world does not need right now."

Featured image credit: Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

 

Seth Rogen says the older he gets the happier he is that he doesn't have kids

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By Kim Novak

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Seth Rogen has opened up about his decision not to have children - and it's safe to say he has no regrets about living life child-free.

Being a parent can be seriously hard work, whether your little bundle of joy was meticulously planned or ended up being a surprise.

While some people spend their whole lives striving to start a family, others are perfectly okay without the added responsibility of more mouths to feed and little humans to raise.

Seth, 41, recently opened up about why he and his wife Lauren Miller, who he's been married to since 2011, feel ever more reassured they made the right choice.

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Seth and Lauren are happy with their decision to remain child-free. Credit: Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Byron Allen/Allen Media Group

Over the last few years, Seth has often spoken at length about not wanting to have children, revealing on The Howard Stern Show in 2021 that he no longer feels "uncomfortable" admitting it.

He said at the time: "I wouldn't be able to do all this work that I like. It's something I think I was uncomfortable answering before. But [people] were like, 'How do you do so much?' and, like, the answer is I don't have kids."

In March, Seth also appeared on The Diary of a CEO podcast with Steven Bartlett when the topic came up in conversation again.

He admitted that not having kids "definitely" helped him achieve success in the film industry, explaining: "There's a whole huge thing I'm not doing, which is raising children."

Stephen then quizzed the actor on whether he might have been happier had he had kids, to which he confirmed he would not.

He said: "I've been around a lot of children, I'm not ignorant to what it's like, I've seen everyone I know have kids. I'm 40, I know. Some of my friends have had kids for decades, you know. Some people want kids, some people don't want kids.

"I think a lot of people have kids before they even think about it, from what I've seen honestly. You just are told, you got through life, you get married, you have kids - it's what happens."

Seth admitted that he and his wife had previously talked about potentially having children but came to realize over the years that they'd made the right decision not to.

"Me and my wife, neither of us were like that," he continued. "Honestly, the older we get the more happy and reaffirmed we are with our choice not to have kids. It was something we kind of talked about more, and we were like, 'Have we made the right choice, are we sure?'

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The couple has been married since 2011. Credit: Rick Kern/Getty Images for Hilarity for Charity

"Now, more than anything, the conversation is like, 'Honestly, thank God we don't have children.' We get to do whatever we want, we are in the prime of our lives, we are smarter than we've ever been, we understand ourselves more than we ever have, we have the capacity to achieve a level of work and a level of communication and care for one another, and a lifestyle we can live with one another that we've never been able to live before, and we can just do that and we don't have to raise a child - which the world does not need right now."

Featured image credit: Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images